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October 10, 2006

A university defends decision to hire a vice president with sexual harassment charges (and a settled lawsuit) in his background.

October 9, 2006

New rules seek to prevent colleges from admitting students while they are juniors or setting admissions deadlines too early.

October 9, 2006

Hundreds of students take over main academic building as protests over selection of new president continue. 

October 9, 2006

Believers outnumber atheists and agnostics, survey finds, and many professors regularly attend religious services.

October 9, 2006

Publishers and course management systems, often competitors, coalesce around common format for sharing digital material.

October 9, 2006

Edmund S. Phelps of Columbia University was this morning named the winner of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Phelps was honored for his work on the relationship between short-term and long-term economic policy. According to the Nobel announcement, work by Phelps has changed understanding of the relationship between unemployment rates and inflation rates, and on the desirable rate of capital formation.

October 9, 2006

With kids coming out in high school, admissions officers discuss whether to give them preferences. At least one college has such a policy.

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